Geography skills teaching resources: Local study

Resources and ideas for geography, geography skills, local study, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Geography of Sport 5: Olympic Venues (KS3)

Geography of Sport 5: Olympic Venues (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour lesson that is focused on using ICT to locate and describe the geography of the London 2012 Olympic venues. The interactive nature of the lesson is enjoyable for students and builds on ICT and mapping skills previously developed. This is the fifth lesson of a ‘Geography of Sport’ unit at KS3. It is also part of a bundle pack available in my shop.In the lesson we look at:- Location of sports venues around the UK- Their surrounding geography- Use of geographic terminology to describe place-OS map skillsPlease feel free to leave a review :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest

United States Research: Maine

United States Research: Maine

Discover Maine with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

United States Research: Louisiana

United States Research: Louisiana

Discover Louisiana with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A United States map that highlights the selected state and shows bordering states for the students to identify and label. * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

United States Research: Maryland

United States Research: Maryland

Discover Maryland with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

United States Research: Iowa

United States Research: Iowa

Discover Iowa with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

United States Research: Indiana

United States Research: Indiana

Discover Indiana with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.Download includes the following:* A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

United States Research: Kansas

United States Research: Kansas

Discover Kansas with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home!I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs.You might also be interested in:US State Research: Southeast RegionDownload includes the following:* A United States map that highlights the selected state and shows bordering states for the students to identify and label. * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state.* A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research.* A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state.* Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state.* Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state.* A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.

By donielle_sharma

OS maps - use features to describe a route

OS maps - use features to describe a route

- Contains a starter activity in which three different sorts of maps are compared for their different audiences and uses- Powerpoint outlines the lesson plan and activities. Explains the role of contour lines.- Main activity: use a map of Tarn Hows to describe a mapped route, and create a piece of descriptive writing.

By lindsayjon

Resources 4: OPEC & The UAE (KS3)

Resources 4: OPEC & The UAE (KS3)

This is a full 1 hour KS3 lesson that investigates what 'OPEC' is and the implications OPEC/controlling oil reserves has on the world. The lesson is the fourth lesson of a unit on natural resources and energy, though it could easily be adapted to other themes or used as a standalone lesson.Learning Outcome 1 – ‘What and where is the UAE and why is it important?'Learning Outcome 2 - 'Who are OPEC and what are its advantages / disadvantages?'This lesson covers the following themes:Place knowledge of the Middle East regionKnowledge of OPEC and 'cartels'Oil demand, supply and consumptionGlobal problems and outcomesEase of use is the aim, so the lesson includes a compact presentation with full instructions and guidance in the notes section below each slide, it also includes labelled, organised, challenge / extension handouts with printing instructions and is of course, proof read.These resources take me hours to pull together so please leave a review if they’ve helped you out in the classroom :)Happy teaching!

By HotForest

Oil & Natural Resources Bundle- A KS3 Bundle

Oil & Natural Resources Bundle- A KS3 Bundle

A bundle of lessons aimed at covering Oil & Natural Resources, for 11-14 year olds. The unit is fully annotated and contains explicit instructions of how to use the worksheets and and where they link into the powerpoint presentations.

By HotForest

OAA, map reading and compass resource

OAA, map reading and compass resource

Two pages to be printed back-to-back and then laminated to make use of as a reciprocal resource card and check-sheet outdoors.Perfect for map reading, OAA, orienteering or navigation lessons.Clear, easy-to-use instructions on how to use a compass, including the different parts of the compass and how to take a bearing.Perfect for Duke of Edinburgh training, PE and Geography lessons.

By Ali12345

OAA, orienteering and map reading resource:  legends quiz

OAA, orienteering and map reading resource: legends quiz

A two-page resource with 42 legend symbols from OS mapping (1:25,000) for students to identify. Each symbol is individually located in a box, with a number for easy recognition. Answer sheet on the bottom of the page for students to fill in.Perfect for PE, OAA, Geography and Duke of Edinburgh lessons, as a teaching tool, a quiz or a resource.

By Ali12345

OAA, Map Reading and Navigation Resource:  The Compass

OAA, Map Reading and Navigation Resource: The Compass

A resource for use when teaching map reading, navigation and how to use a compass. In particular, this focusses on 4 activities students can take part in, in small groups, pairs or individually to practice and consolidate knowledge and understanding of the compass.Equipment detailed in the sheet, and resource card used as a reciprocal task card for students to work through.Perfect for PE, OAA, Duke of Edinburgh and Geography.

By Ali12345

The location of Ecosystems ( KS3)

The location of Ecosystems ( KS3)

This lesson looks at the major ecosystems of the world. There are two work sheet resources. Students describe the location of ecosystems as well as look at the climate, vegetation and some of the animals that can be found in each ecosystem.

By han2011

New Specification AQA Geography Urban Issues and Challenges

New Specification AQA Geography Urban Issues and Challenges

A Zipped folder with a full series of 18 lessons and their appending resources. Some textbook pages references/scanned- GCSE Geography AQA (Ed. S.Ross, N. Rowles, D.Holmes, B.Digby).Lesson 1: Urbanisation and MegacitiesLesson 2: NEE/BRIC/MINT Countries e.g. LagosLesson 3: Intro to Rio de JaneiroLesson 4: Social and Economic OpoortunitiesLesson 5: Squatter Settlements in RioLesson 6: Improving the Squatter SettlementsLesson 7: Social Challenges in RioLesson 8: Economic Challenges in RioLesson 9: Improving Rio's EnvironmentLesson 10: Urban Change in the UKLesson 11: Introduction to ManchesterLesson 12: Manchester Land UseLesson 13: Manchester DeprivationLesson 14: Salford Case StudyLesson 15: Social and Economic Opportunities in SalfordLesson 16: Sustainable Urban LivingLesson 17: Manchester Sustainable SettlementLesson 18: Sustainable Traffic Management (London Congestion Charge)+ Urbanisation RAG document- Example Exam Questions.

By teachgeogblog

A Contrasting UK Locality - Great Missenden

A Contrasting UK Locality - Great Missenden

This set of resources is designed for teaching the KS2 Geography unit about a contrasting UK locality.It uses the rural village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire as a case study, which is also home to the Roald Dahl Museum.

By eddiebray

KS3 Geography Homework Booklets

KS3 Geography Homework Booklets

This is a collection of homework booklets designed for KS3 Geography students. There are a range of topics included in this bundle. Each homework booklet is full of tasks and activities designed to consolidate classroom learning. This is ready-to-go homework that is extremely easy to set for the teacher! ENJOY!

By dunnsean

KS3 UK Homework Booklet

KS3 UK Homework Booklet

Homework booklet designed for KS3 Geography. This is for a UK topic. It has been fully prepared with independent study tasks for students to complete at home to consolidate their classroom learning. The only change you will need to make is the department logo on the front cover.

By dunnsean

Park Bundle

Park Bundle

If you are teaching about park life, then this is the bundle for you! It looks at all the aspects of park life. It is a great way of comparing and contrasting a wide range of different parks around the world with your own local park. I have also included a creative writing prompt your students to imagine the different features they would find in the park. Try it today.

By peterfogarty